What’s inside Aadhaar-linked Skype Lite?

skype_feSkype Lite, the 13MB video-calling app that works flawlessly even on a slow network, could well be the answer to the woes of scores of mobile users struggling to keep up with call drops and barely-workable data speeds in India. A lighter version of Skype, the video conferencing service from Microsoft, sits light on the […]

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Flipkart in talks to raise $1.5 bn from Microsoft, eBay and others

FlipkartHome-grown ecommerce major Flipkart is in talks with a bunch of investors to raise a significantly large round of investment as the company has started seeing a renewed growth momentum under the new leadership of CEO Kalyan Krishnamurthy. The firm is in discussions with global tech giant Microsoft Corp., online marketplace eBay Inc., online payment […]

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Microsoft’s India cloud plans get booster shot as Flipkart signs up

Binny-Bansal,GroupCEOand-Co-FoundSatyaNadellaCEOMicrosoft_tc_feGlobal technology leader Microsoft and India’s top e-commerce firm Flipkart have announced a broad collaboration under which, as a first step, the latter will use Microsoft Azure as its exclusive public cloud platform. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Flipkart group CEO Binny Bansal together announced the partnership at an event in Bangalore on Monday. The […]

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Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 bn

(From left) LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and LinkedIn chairman Reid HoffmanMicrosoft Corp has agreed to acquire LinkedIn Corp for $26.2 billion in a deal that will combine the world’s biggest software maker with the largest global online network of professionals. This is the biggest acquisition by Microsoft ever and is nearly three times as large as the deal to acquire Skype five years ago. This […]

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Pitch your ideas to Satya Nadella, Sheryl Sandberg and others at WSJDLive Global Startup Showcase

wsjdIndian entrepreneurs and startups who believe they have a business idea that can be applied globally will have a chance to present it to top corporate leaders and investors this October at The Wall Street Journal’s WSJDLive tech conference in the US. WSJDLive, which is in its third year now, will be held on October […]

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Microsoft commits to 500K Indian villages as a of Digital India Programme

Intending to become a partner in the ambitious Digital India programme, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella today said his company will take low-cost broadband technology to some five lakh villages across the country. Speaking at a dinner hosted here in the honour of visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Nadella said that Microsoft wants to make things […]

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Satya Nadella restructures Microsoft; former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, three others to leave

Technology giant Microsoft Corporation has gone in for an organisational overhaul involving the departure of former Nokia chief executive Stephen Elop and three other senior executives. The move, which comes as Microsoft readies to launch Windows 10, is aimed at refreshing the company’s faltering smartphone business. “We are aligning our engineering efforts and capabilities to […]

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